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Coronavirus and commercial contracts – No force majeure clause? Can the doctrine of “Frustration” assist?

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, more and more parties are finding themselves in a position where they…

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Stand down provisions and the COVID-19 outbreak: What rights do employers affected by COVID-19 have to stand down employees?

The outbreak of COVID-19 presents a unique and unprecedented challenge to Australian employers. While some employers are facing significant financial…

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COVID-19: NSW Government Tenancy amendments

Last night, the Legislative Council of the NSW State Government agreed to pass amendments to both the Residential Tenancies Act…

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On a Proper Construction – Issue 4 (What residential builders must do now to minimise risk exposure from delays arising from COVID-19)

Sailors well know that “time and tide wait for no-one”. The same is true of time limits in construction contracts. Unless you’ve…

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Government COVID-19 Stimulus Plan: Tax-related Measures

Social-distancing and self-isolation measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19 have seen Federal, State and Territory Governments pass unprecedented legislation…

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COVID-19 and continuous disclosure for listed entities

The COVID-19 outbreak is unlike any previous crisis, and listed entities face a constantly evolving situation. In this update, we…

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